FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2012 photo, Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley speaks during an interview in his Capitol office in Montgomery, Ala. Republicans set out a bold conservative agenda after taking control of state capitols across the Midwest and South in the last general election. But after a series of notable achievements last year, the largest Republican wave in statehouses since the Great Depression now is splintering and action on key issues is stalled despite little meaningful opposition from outnumbered Democrats. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)